Ooh, baby, it’s a wild world

You just can’t make stuff up fast enough to stay ahead of reality.

CNN.com – U.S. diverts plane because Cat Stevens on board – Sep 22, 2004

Yes, that’s Cat Stevens, singer of “Morning has Broken,” “Moonshadow,” “Another Saturday Night” and “Peace Train,” not to mention “Wild World”

If you wanna leave take good care
hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
but remember there’s a lot of bad,
and beware, beware,
oh baby baby it’s a wild world,
it’s hard to get by just upon a smile.

Turns out that he was actually intentionally put on the list – it’s not only because he took the name Yusuf Islam. Apparently he’s guilty by association, and supports Muslim charities. Which apparently makes him a dangerous terrorist.

Oh Very Young, what will you leave us this time
You’re only dancin’ on this earth for a short while
And though your dreams may toss and turn you now
They will vanish away like your dad’s best jeans
Denim blue, faded up to the sky
And though you want them to last forever
You know they never will
(You know they never will)
And the patches make the goodbye harder still.